Open Door: The Story of Foreman Jim Baxter and His Family, The
Producer Handy (Jam) OrganizationSponsor General Motors Public RelationsAudio/Visual sound, color
CU hand turns and opens door. The story of foreman Jim Baxter, his family, and his job.
CU outside view window of clapboard house with curtains and louver shutters.
Man walking along sidewalk, suit jacket over shoulder, passes boys on roller skates, catches baseball from little boy.
Little boy in baseball cap looks up with sad wistful expression.
Little girl stops practicing the piano when father comes home from work.
Father kisses mother who is cooking in the kitchen.
CU plates of food on dinner table. People eating.
Unhappy family at dinner table
CU hand taps fork on dinner plate
CU metronome ticking on piano
Family in living room. Little boy builds bridge with Tinkertoys while sister at piano butchers a Mozart sonata. Father relaxes with a pipe on couch next to lamp and great Art Deco figurine.
Little girl jumps over brother's toys and runs to answer door.
Little girl and boy kiss daddy and uncle Monte goodnight.
Blue collar workers in factory.
Boss offers Jim the foreman's job.
Men around desk examines blueprint.
Happy blue collar worker walks briskly down sidewalk swinging a newspaper in one hand and whistling. He swings son up into air on walk to suburban house. He kisses daughter who is practicing piano.
Husband and wife sit on front steps of house in evening. He smokes pipe. They both look very pleased and she gazes up at him with admiration.
Double exposures of a man caught deep in thought and angry faces complaining. Man shakes head and wipes brow as if coming out of a dream.
Man selects seat on a bus. Men behind him converse.
Wife serves husband breakfast
ECU man and woman's faces talking seriously.
Husband kisses wife and leaves for work.
Little boy leans over banister and yells "Mommy!" Mother hugs him.
Man reading in bed.
Husband helps wife with dishes. CU imitation Delftware platter. Both are wearing frilly kitchen aprons.
Female workers on assembly line.
Foreman storms into boss's office.
Business meeting around desk.
May 31, 2014
this is the full version, at least the 1.0G version
Anti-union sales pitch by executives, at least for Foremen, demeaning the collective vs the individual.
November 20, 2012
What IS bothering Jim?
Jim Baxter has it all, a comfy job and a lovely family. Soom, he gets promoted to Foreman, and then all hell breaks loose as he believes everyone at his job is conspiring against him because of his new position. He takes it personally and that not only reflects his job, but also his family life as well. Jim overhears the possible creation of a Foreman's union and thinks that this is his problem solver, especially when he's transferred to the slow moving section of the plant with the old women working there!
This film's story was alright. But there was uh, hardly any reason for the film's director to start getting Noirish on us with the extreme closeups LOL An Amelie moment there!